The Malacca and Negeri Sembilan division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Monday (20 January) detained a Taiwan-flagged cargo vessel under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952, according to Malaysia press.
The vessel, identified by Malaysia press as Xie Rong 12, was found 4 nautical miles southwest of Pulau Upeh at 0115 hours and failed to produce anchorage permits from Marine Department of Malaysia, said Malacca and Negeri Sembilan state MMEA Director Captain Haris Fadzillah Abdullah.
Captain Haris said following the investigation, MMEA has detained 2 crew members including Master and Third Engineer for further action.
The 6,927 dwt cargo vessel was manned by 20 crew members composing of Taiwan and Indonesian nationals, he said.
Captain Haris added that the Malacca and Negeri Sembilan division of MMEA will continue to increase vigilance to curb criminal activities in their respective administered waters.
Photo credit: MMEA
Published: 23 January, 2020
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